Flamstead Scarecrow Festival @ Flamstead
Aug 17 – Aug 19 all-day

The Flamstead Scarecrow Festival has been running since 2002, and has now become a firm fixture in the annual calendar. People from all over the area flock to see the scarecrows, vote for their favourite, sample cream teas and cakes, and enjoy the ambience of a historic village with its 12th century church.

So do come and see the church, enjoy the entertainments in the churchyard, sample the village teas and cakes, and most of all – have a great day enjoying the scarecrows.

Funds from the Scarecrow Festival will go towards repairing the church, which is in need of major tlc following an attach of deathwatch beetle.

Flamstead Book Festival @ St Leonard's Church
Aug 30 – Sep 1 all-day

Books in the Belfry is back this year with a full festival – to help raise vital funds for the church roof repairs.

The 2018 Festival will be held from Thursday August 30 to Saturday September 1 at St Leonard’s Church.

Books in the Belfry is back this year with a stellar line-up to help raise vital funds for the village church roof and other urgent repairs.

HELEN PANKHURST, the great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline, headlines the 2018 Festival, talking on September 1 about her famous family and new book “Deeds not Words”.

Former England, Arsenal and Leicester striker ALAN SMITH kicks off on 30 August with his autobiography “Heads Up” and the chance to quiz him on Arsene Wenger’s successor at Arsenal as well as the inevitable post-mortem on England’s World Cup results this summer.

Best-selling novelist SARAH VAUGHAN promises an entertaining evening on Friday August 31 discussing how she got into writing and the success of her topical thriller “An Anatomy of a Scandal”.

Others appearing along with Helen Pankhurst on Saturday September 1  include historical biographer CLARE MULLEY, talking about her new work “The Women Who Flew For Hitler”.

Tickets will be available from Monday June 11 on the Festival website

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